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Ready, set, boo! Today’s the day to start planning your visit to Walt Disney World® Resort for late summer and early fall. That includes getting your tickets for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!
Tickets are now available for the event that transforms Magic Kingdom® Park into a ‘spook-tacular’ celebration. Fun for everyone begins on August 13 and continues on select nights through Nov. 1.
This devilishly delightful night includes the return of “Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular” fireworks show (hosted by Jack Skellington, telling a Halloween tale about Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy), “Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade,” the “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular” stage show and more!
During the event, you’ll have the opportunity to greet favorite Disney characters (some of them wearing Halloween costumes of their own!), go trick-or-treating throughout the park, dance the night away at the Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam and enjoy popular attractions with a special Halloween twist, including Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor, Pirates of the Caribbean, Space Mountain and Mad Tea Party.
The fun also includes Halloween décor, delicious food, specialty merchandise, and some bewitching surprises along the way.
Here are the dates for 2020:
- August 13, 18, 21, 25, 28
- September 1, 4, 7, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29
- October 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31
- November 1
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party tickets start at $85 but contact us to purchase early and you’ll save $10!
We will share more details for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party – as well as on-sale dates to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – soon, so stay tuned!
Contact us by visiting our website and filling out a no-obligation quote form to reach one of our agents for more information or to book a most delicious vacation: https://vacationswithcharacter.net/ or simply drop us a line!
Universal Orlando and Universal Hollywood have a new campaign slogan for this year and here’s why we ♥ it!
Universal Orlando is one of the most magical places on earth! It’s a land of fantasy, thrilling experiences, and fun family time. It’s a place to reconnect, catch up, laugh, de-stress and feel like a kid again. When you visit, you’ll be entertained, amazed, and “whoa’d”. And that’s why the new slogan — “Let Yourself Whoa” — is so perfect!
As we go through the hum-drum moments in every day life, sometimes we just need a release, to recharge our batteries, and get back to being our best selves. We need some fun and excitement in our lives… and what a better place than Universal?
One of the new faces of this year’s campaign, Kenan Thompson, has been part of the NBC Universal family for years. Denielle Ricci from our Universal Partner Community recently caught up with him and here’s what they had to say:
Q: Tell me about the experience of being a part of the new “Woah” campaign for Universal Parks & Resorts?
I gotta tell ya, it’s been incredible. There’s a lot of love here in Orlando, and it’s been incredibly nostalgic for me because this is where I had my very first job. We’ve been prepping 20 feet away from where I spent my teenage years growing up here. I’m really excited to roll this out and see how people respond to the whole “Woah” of it all. I think it’s going to be really fun.
Q After experiencing the parks and working on this campaign, what does “Woah” mean to you?
“Woah” means to me exactly what these parks do for you on a daily basis. Every ride really delivers that “Woah!” I brought my family here and we went on all the rides and afterward, I was like “Woah” every single time.
Q: You have a history with NBCUniversal. You filmed your show “Kenan & Kel” in Orlando, you’re a part of “Saturday Night Live”…how would you describe the experience of filming in a theme-park environment?
[A guest shouts, “We love you Kenan!” Kenan responds, “Thank you! Mad love for you.”]
That sums it up! That has been my experience working in a theme park. When I think back, I’m thankful that it was Universal. Coming back to a place that is so familiar has been blowing my mind these past few days. I had a chance to take my picture over by the old filming soundstage. I could have cried because it’s just a special place in my heart. It’s been a long road back and to be a part of such an awesome campaign for one of my favorite places – is like “Woah.”
Q: What is your favorite “Woah” moment so far at Universal Orlando Resort?
I gotta say it has to be Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure. We rode it a few times, and I think it’s one of the most creative roller coasters in America. I don’t want to spoil it for people who haven’t ridden it, but you can’t even guess what happens next. The twists and turns and ups and downs – that’s all I can tell you. That’s my favorite, hands down!
Q: What is your favorite ride at Universal Studios Hollywood?
At Universal Studios Hollywood, Jurassic World is strong…super strong! I seriously felt like I was right in one of the movies. And seeing all of those giant dinosaurs lunge at you is so cool – and they look so realistic. The giant Mosasauraus, the Indominus rex – and of course that drop! It’s an awesome water ride that gets you soaked to the bone.
Are your ready to “Let Yourself Whoa?” Contact Vacations with Character® and let’s talk about your next amazing getaway to Universal! We have some special savings to tell you about including discounts on tickets, plus we are EXPERTS when it comes to Universal vacations. Visit us at our website for a free quote: https://universalvacationplanners.com/ or reach out and drop us a line!
Did you know that 768 million vacation days went unused in 2018? Don’t let this happen to you too! Vacations are vital to our well being AND a necessity in life. At Vacations with Character®, we specialize in “ALL of the Happiest Places on Earth” and we’re here to help you plan a magical getaway! Here’s a SMALL sampling of special offers available today!
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We are blessed to have 1000’s of wonderful clients, friends, and family trust us with their vacation plans each year and we hope you will too! Contact us by visiting our website and filling out a no-obligation quote form to reach one of our agents: https://vacationswithcharacter.net/ or simply drop us a line!
Happy New Year Florida Residents! A new Discover Disney Ticket at Walt Disney World Resort will be available to you starting January 2!
If you’re a Florida resident, starting Jan. 2, 2020 you can purchase a special ‘Discover Disney’ Ticket at a reduced rate, valid for admission to one Walt Disney World theme park per day, any day through June 30, 2020.
Here are the details for the return of this special offer:
The Florida Resident Discover Disney Ticket includes admission to any of the four Walt Disney World theme parks (one theme park per day). Tickets are available for purchase Jan. 2-June 27, 2020, and can be used any three or four days (depending on ticket purchased) from Jan. 2 through June 30, 2020.
- 3-day Discover Disney Ticket for $175 plus tax ($59 per day, plus tax)
- 4-day Discover Disney Ticket for $195 plus tax ($49 per day, plus tax)
- Park Hopper and Park Hopper Plus options are available!
This special ticket can be used any days through June 30, 2020, and has no block-out dates, so it’s a great way for Florida residents to discover unforgettable experiences across all four Walt Disney World theme parks in 2020.
Vacations with Character® is an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner as well as Ticket Seller of all major theme park tickets, including Walt Disney World. So, why not purchase tickets from a trusted agency that’s been in the travel industry for years?! We are a Florida Seller of Travel (Registration No. ST42097) and more. Contact us through our website for a free quote or fill out a form and we’d be happy to contact you: https://vacationswithcharacter.net/happy-clients.html
Happy New Year Florida Residents and “cheers” to 2020!
Guests loved Disney Villains After Hours so much that next year it’s coming back to Magic Kingdom® Park with more nights and more wicked fun for all!
In 2020, the event will take place on 24 select nights Feb. 7 through July 10! Yes, that’s 14 additional nights!
Disney Villains After Hours is bringing back the villain-themed elements you loved:
- “Villains Unite the Night” stage show. Hades and Meg from “Hercules” will set the castle stage ablaze in this exciting and villainous show which also features appearances by Jafar, The Queen, Dr. Facilier and Maleficent.
- Maleficent the Dragon, with her Steampunk style and signature wicked grin, will be let loose at night – breathing fire as she creeps through the park as a one-of-a-kind experience for party Guests.
- Dance party at Cinderella Castle Forecourt stage, where a party DJ will be spinning some sick beats, transforming the entire Central Plaza of the park into a killer club scene.
- Surprising, villain-inspired additions to Pirates of the Caribbean and Space Mountain.
- A variety of wickedly good specialty food & beverage offerings will be available for purchase, including tasty desserts, drinks and dishes inspired by favorite villainous friends.
- Event attendees can purchase exclusive merchandise, as well as items from a curated collection of the best Disney Villains merchandise available.
- Low wait times at more than 25 attractions and experiences after the park closes to day Guests.
Tickets for Disney Villains After Hours go on sale today! You can save by purchasing tickets in advance for $145 plus tax or $155 plus tax on the event night. That’s at $10 savings if you buy early!
Event tickets allow entry as early as 7 p.m., which gives you time to enjoy fireworks before heading off to the attractions. Select complimentary snacks and beverages are also included in the cost of admission.
While this event does not include character greetings with the Villains, you can still show off your sinister side by dressing in attire inspired by your favorite baddie and share your experience using the #VillainsAfterHours hashtag.
Don’t get scammed!! Contact your favorite Vacations with Character® Travel Agent to purchase tickets or to book a vacation to include this special event. Vacations with Character® is an Authorized Ticket Seller and Authorized Vacation Planner for Disney Theme Parks and Destinations! We never charge fees but our experience and expertise are priceless!
Good news! Due to overwhelming demand, Disney has increased availability for the 2019 Ultimate Disney Christmas Package and extended the booking window for this special offer!
This package is a great way for you to experience all the holiday fun of a Walt Disney World® Resort vacation, with an itinerary full of Yuletide offerings – including a five-night stay at a select Disney resort hotel from Dec. 21-26, 2019. Also included are four-day theme park tickets with the Park Hopper® Option, plus some exclusive holiday experiences just for Guests taking advantage of this magical offer.
Some highlights include:
- Saturday, Dec. 21: Exclusive nighttime access to experience Avatar Flight of Passage, Na’vi River Journey and Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. Plus, you can catch an exclusive showing of the park’s new “Rivers of Light: We Are One” show on Discovery River.
- Sunday, Dec. 22: Tickets to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, where you can see the brand-new “Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks” nighttime spectacular.
- Monday, Dec. 23, or Tuesday, Dec. 24 (one night per reservation): Access to an exclusive reserved viewing area to watch “Epcot® Forever,” the new nighttime spectacular at Epcot. Plus, each Guest (ages 3 and older) receives a digital $50 Epcot Theme Park Dine Promo Card to use at participating locations in the park.
- Wednesday, Dec. 25: An Ultimate Disney Christmas gift delivered to your resort hotel room!
The holiday season is a special time at The Most Magical Place on Earth, from snow dancing above along Main Street, U.S.A. at Magic Kingdom® Park to sumptuous smells wafting out of Holiday Kitchens in Epcot, or new festive décor at Disney’s Animal Kingdom to high-tech projection shows at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. These are just a few of the holiday happenings taking place across all four theme parks, just waiting for you to discover!
The Ultimate Disney Christmas Package now can be booked through Nov. 23, 2019. Contact us for more information or to book and give the gift of magic this holiday season! When you book your vacation with us, our services are free and you’ll receive our expert advice on where to go, what to see and do, where to eat as well as tip sheets, park maps and more! https://vacationswithcharacter.net/disney.html
A Walt Disney World® Resort Vacation is THE Perfect Holiday Gift for Loved Ones to Create Memories that Last a Lifetime and We Have Some New Special Offers to Tell You About!
Enjoy a Kids Delicious Dining Offer: Free Dining Plan for Kids (Ages 3-9) ~ Plus an Extra Dash of Magic!
You can get a FREE dining plan for kids (ages 3 to 9) when you buy a non-discounted 3-night/3-day package for yourself and your child(ren) that includes theme park tickets, a dining plan, and a room at a select Disney Value Resort hotel.
All 3 dining plans—Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan, Disney Dining Plan and Disney Deluxe Dining Plan—are eligible with this offer, but everyone in your reservation must be on the same package. For instance, if you purchase a package with the Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan, then your kid(s) (ages 3 to 9) on that package will receive the Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan.
With this offer, you’ll also receive the Frozen Welcome Pack, including:
- Voucher for one stroller rental for the length of your stay
- Voucher for one in-park 5×7 photo print per room
- One merchandise bag per room including a plush, book and 2 treats
This offer is valid for arrivals most nights from January 1 – March 7, 2020 when you. book through January 1, 2020.
Give the Gift of a Magical Stay at a Disney Resort Hotel – Save Up to 25% on Rooms in Early 2020
Save up to 25% on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels – valid for stays most nights Jan. 1 through April 25, 2020 when you book by Jan. 1, 2020. Or save up to 20% on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels – valid for stays most nights Jan. 2 through April 25, 2020 when you book through March 7, 2020.
Plus, receive a $30 USD Disney Gift Card* per person (ages 3 and up) on the reservation when you upgrade to a package by adding 6-day or longer Theme Park tickets*. Gift cards can be used at participating locations in your resort hotel, in the theme parks, at restaurants and more!
Florida Residents: Spring into 2020 with Great Rates at Select Disney Resort Hotels
Are you a Florida Resident? You too can save up to 30% on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels at Walt Disney World® Resort for stays most nights Jan. 1-April. 25, 2020 when you book through April 25, 2020!
And last, but not least:
Visit us online for a free quote or reach out to your favorite Vacations with Character® Travel Planner. We never charge a fee but our experience and expertise are priceless when it comes to planning your vacation! Why not book your adventure with a trusted source? Vacations with Character® is a registered Florida Seller of Travel!
The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room. Length-of-stay requirements may apply. Additional per adult charges may apply if more than two adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts and Studios at Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Advance reservations required. Valid admission is required to enjoy theme parks and special events and is not included in this offer. Offer excludes the following room types: campsites, 3-bedroom Grand Villas, Cabins at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, and Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows. Proof of Florida residency required at check-in.
*One Disney Gift Card will be given per reservation. If you complete online check-in in advance, the Disney Gift Card will be emailed to you on the day of your arrival. Otherwise, you’ll be asked for your email address when you check in at the Front Desk of your Disney Resort hotel – and the Disney Gift Card will be sent to that email address. The email will contain a bar code for using the Disney Gift Card. If you don’t receive your Disney Gift Card in your inbox, please check your spam folder or stop by the Front Desk for assistance.
Disney After Hours events are such a hit that we wanted to share the latest news with you!
In case you aren’t familiar with Disney After Hours events, these evening events are your opportunity to experience the magic of a Disney theme park for three hours after regular park hours, which means little wait for attractions, experiences and character meet and greets.
TIP: You can even enter the park early, starting at 7 p.m. on your event night, before Disney After Hours begins!! Ice cream novelties, popcorn and select beverages are also included in Disney After Hours admission once the party starts.
At Magic Kingdom Park, expect little wait at 25 plus attractions and experiences, including favorites like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid, Space Mountain and many more.
At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, enjoy the best the park has to offer at night, including the resplendent Tree of Life Awakenings, adventures within Pandora – The World of Avatar and more!
Dates just announced include the following for each park:
Magic Kingdom Park
- November 18, 2019
- December 9, 2019
- January 6, 2019
- January 13, 2020
- January 17, 2020
- January 20, 2020
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
- October 5, 9, 19, 26 and 30, 2019
- November 5, 13 and 19, 2019
- December 7, 14 and 18, 2019
- January 9, 16, 22 and 30, 2020
- February 6, 13, 19 and 27, 2020
- March 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2020
If you would like more information about this or other package options, please contact a Vacations with Character® Travel Agent. We have the experience, expertise, and training to help you create the perfect vacation package for your needs. Best of all, our “white glove” service is always free to our clients!
Beginning today, Aug. 15, 2019, you can “fall into fun” like never before at Walt Disney World® Resort with a new ticket offer!
With the “Mid-Day Magic Ticket,” Guests can enjoy admission after 12 p.m. to one theme park per day. Two, three, and Four-day Mid-Day Magic tickets are available for start dates on or before Dec. 15, 2019. Here’s the details:
- 2-Day Mid-Day Magic Ticket: Valid for admission after 12 p.m. 2-day Mid-Day Magic Tickets are available from $88 per day plus tax and expire four (4) days after the selected start date.
- 3-Day Mid-Day Magic Ticket: Valid for admission to after 12 p.m. 3-day Mid-Day Magic tickets are available from $84 per day plus tax and expire five (5) days after the selected start date.
- 4-Day Mid-Day Magic Ticket: Valid for admission after 12 p.m. 4-day Mid-Day Magic tickets are available from $79 per day plus tax and expire seven (7) days after the selected start date.
This is the first time Disney has offered a late-entry ticket with special pricing that allows Guests to enter the theme parks starting at noon and enjoy the day and evening! If you like to start your day at a leisurely pace, spend the morning at the pool, or enjoy other early-morning activities such as golf, this ticket may be ideal for you!
EDITED: Keep in mind, with these tickets, the magic starts at noon, park hopping is not allowed, and onsite guests would not be able to take advantage of the Morning Extra Magic Hour benefit.
If you would like more information about this or other package options, please contact one of the Vacations with Character® Travel Agents. We have the experience, expertise, and training to help you create the perfect vacation package for your needs!